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Lightweight Meilenstein Schwarz Clincher Wheelset

  • Lightweight Meilenstein Schwarz Clincher Wheelset
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Lightweight Meilenstein Schwarz Clincher Wheelset

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The Meilenstein is the Standard, the wheel that put Lightweight on the map. It took them a while to come out with the Meilenstein C, Clincher, but it was only because they needed it to live up to the Standard they had set. And because that wasn’t good enough for them, they developed the Schwarz Edition, with CeramicSpeed bearings installed.

The Danish company is the unrivaled master of low-friction bearings. This has been borne out not only by the slavish adherence to them from the pro peloton, but by testing. By installing six of them (two in front, four in back), these wheels that have very little drag have even less.

The Meilenstein is the original Lightweight, the anchor of the line, the standard. The clincher version took them some time to release, as they wanted to get it even better due to the extra demands clincher tires put on rims. This is a great thing for everybody. It improved on the Standard, giving it more strength, a better shape for cutting through the wind, and more lateral stiffness to better harness your energy. Possibly most importantly for a clincher wheel, the latest lay-up minimizes heat build-up, which runs the rim at a lower temperature under heavy braking. This is good for the brake pads, for brake performance, and for both structural integrity and preventing blowouts. You can descend the Alps in confidence on these hoops.

What makes the Meilenstein is the balance that Lightweight achieved with the wheel. It is light: 520g front, 660g rear for the sixteen front spoke, twenty rear. It is aero, 47.5mm deep, 20mm wide. It is laterally stiff: the spokes run from the rim, around the hub, back to the rim, and are epoxied into place. The rear spokes are wrapped at the crosses for even more lateral stiffness, which means more of your energy goes into moving the wheel forward. Lateral stiffness also means that both standing on the pedals and hard cornering are easier. And if you want a stiffer front wheel, you can opt for a twenty-spoke front, which bumps up the weight 20g but lots more lateral rigidity.

Lightweights feature an integrated magnet in the rim: you won't need to risk spokes, ruin wheel balance or disturb aerodynamics by putting a magnet on the spokes. There's also an integrated microchip with wheel data on it. Part of the reason is for tracking. But there's much more.


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